Duties of employers and employees to ensure health and safety at work
- It is the duty of every employer to ensure as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees. This includes provision and maintenance of equipment and systems of work that are safe and without risk; and information, instruction and training. The employers must also ensure the health and safety of non-employees affected by the work activities as far as is reasonably practicable
- It shall be the duty of every employee while at work to take reasonable care of the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions at work.
- Employees have responsibility for making themselves aware of the risks associated with their work. They also have responsibility for using recommended procedure to minimise risk and for making proper use of equipment provided for their safety. Employees have a responsibility for attending training in health and safety and for reporting any concern they may have about actual or perceived hazard to their manager
- An employer may not carry out any work liable to expose any employee to substances hazardous to health without suitable and sufficient risk assessment.
- No employers can charge an employee for anything done or provided in accordance with health and safety regulations